A Moroccan handmade rug with a floral central medallion and border — on an apricot cream field.
Wool woven onto cotton warp. Handmade rugs from Morocco are much less common than their Persian and Turkish counterparts.
Vintage rug in excellent condition with few signs of wear to the plush wool pile. The braided cotton fringes are in great shape, and appear free of wear, frazzling, or gaps.
Although a vintage carpet, it’s been used lightly.
The rug is 7 ft. 4 in. by 5 ft. Dates from the 1970s.
Moroccan rugs are quite popular with contemporary designers and because of their limited availability, can be expensive. Moroccan weaving has been influenced by Turkish and to a lesser extent Persian weaving.
Many of the rugs from Morocco are made by Berber tribal people weaving in the Atlas Mountains and feature geometric motifs. This rug, however, is more formal and professional, and was woven for export rather than tribal use. The rug retains the Moroccan export label on the backside (last photo) declaring its quality as “superior”.
With its cheerful colors and gabbeh style motif, the rug displays immense charm.
Shipping is $43 within the continental U.S.
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